How to Be a Better Lover, According to Your Star Sign
Whether you like it or loathe it, one thing's for sure—horoscope-inspired content is still landing with Millennials and Gen Z-ers in a significant way. Whether the uptick in popularity in recent years is to do with young people searching for new ways to find and define themselves in an increasingly chaotic world, or just the effect social media has on the dissemination of years-old information is unclear. Either way, we're talking about our zodiac signs more and more and finding new ways for this astrological framework to allow us a window into ourselves. Cue: Sex tips and tricks for your star sign.
From the super-sensual Taurus who can overemphasise the physical nature of their partnership (not ideal for a structured Capricorn) to the sensitive Aquarius who can get carried away prioritising their own needs, we all have pros and cons in the bedroom when it comes to our character traits. Keep reading for our hot take on your horoscope and how exactly you can improve your more intimate dealings with your bae. (You're welcome.)
Libra (24 September to 23 October)
Libras are said to prioritise their relationships (all of them—from their family and friends to SO) more than any other star sign. In the bedroom, this means you like to focus on connection and finding creative ways to express your emotions. You're all about the art of seduction which is a fantastic thing, but try not to let your feelings get hurt if your partner suggests wrapping things up in time to watch something on TV. Not everyone is as idealistic as you are.
Scorpio (24 October to 22 November)
A passionate Scorpio is resistant to commitment unless there is complete transparency. Inherently suspicious of the intentions of others, you need a genuine partner who is never superficial or fake. Because of your ambitious character, you can tend to hold others to the same lofty standards for intimacy you aspire to. While there's nothing wrong with expecting someone to make an effort for you, try to remember that always living on 100 is unrealistic for some.
Sagittarius (23 November to 21 December)
Drawn to adventure and dynamism, you can be an energetic and creative lover when you're finding your chosen muse inspiring. That said, you can also be impatient and insensitive when you don't feel that you're living your best life together. To be a better partner you need only turn inwards to remind yourself of the reasons why you've chosen to be with your SO. Then plan your own excitement, whether that be with sexy games or a spicy surprise romp.
Capricorn (22 December to 20 January)
Said to enjoy structure and planning, a Capricorn is likely to have figured out, um, what pushes their buttons, from an early age. Having know-it-all tendencies can compound your desire to follow the well-worn path to success, so to speak, but allowing yourself the time and space to explore can gift your partner with a sense of contribution. Avoiding a rigid schedule or go-to position can also help to shake things up for both your and your SO.
Aquarius (21 January to 19 February)
While being an exciting and experimental lover comes naturally to you, you can get carried away with your own needs and wants, sometimes prioritising them over those of your partner. Be sure to check in with them on what they want (and encourage them to share if they're feeling vulnerable), to maximise your closeness. Aquarians are often talked about as the sign who desire the most sex, so be sure your SO knows you're into them not just their body.
Pisces (20 February to 20 March)
Possibly the most romantic sign of all, a Pisces is sensitive and artistic, making them a captivating partner for anyone searching for that dreamy, heart-wide-open kind of love. In the bedroom, soul-deep passion reigns supreme, and emotion winds its way into every interaction. Your emotional vibe can be bewitching but it can also be overwhelming. Checking in with your bed buddy is key to allowing them the space to process all that meaningful affection.
Aries (21 March to 20 April)
Aries = fire in the sack. A competitive nature can see you become a teensy bit selfish so make the effort to ensure you're not the only one getting your kicks. One of the best things about you is your love of spontaneity. Turn that trait into a way to offset your impulse for no-nonsense sex by surprising your lover with the romantic activities they may enjoy. Even if holding hands through The Notebook isn't your vibe, your relationship will undoubtedly benefit.
Taurus (21 April to 21 May)
Passionate with a capital P, a Taurus is not about a boring routine sex situation. But while your love for love is beautiful and can make your partner feel super-special, it can also come across as intense and somewhat overbearing. As always the key to avoiding this is communication. Believed to be the most sensual astrological sign, you're thoughtful enough to express your affection in other physical ways. Focus on your partner to let them know you care.
Gemini (22 May to 21 June)
It takes someone truly special to pique (and keep) your interest so consider this when choosing a partner. While there's nothing wrong with, ahem, casual dating, your motivation for pleasing others comes from a place of genuine enthusiasm. Your ambitious and adaptable nature means variety truly is the spice of life for you. Working your way through something like the Kama Sutra is a surefire way to add some zing and a lot of playful laughs, too.
Cancer (22 June to 22 July)
Stereotypical Cancerians desire a forever kind of love, and as a result, are either all in or all out when it comes to relationships. In the bedroom, this translates to either emotional or excitingly intense sex and nothing in between. Known for your intuitiveness, it's likely you're already an attentive lover. That said, checking in with your partner on whether they're happy without overloading them with ~feelings~ is a balance you could probably work on.
Leo (23 July to 22 August)
Said to be a zodiac sign that loves attention, Leos lap up affection like it's going out of style, and like to be taken care of first. If your partner is cool with this arrangement great (also, good for you), just ensure you return the favour when they're done. (This will come naturally to you thanks to your typically giving nature.) Note: You can tend to be quite blunt when giving feedback so consider softening your approach if you find your SO shying away.
Virgo (23 August to 23 September)
A born nurturer, you're really good at putting other people's needs before your own. (And we don't need to explain why this trait makes you an amazingly unselfish lover.) While this characteristic is a beautiful thing, it also means you can count yourself out sometimes. Remember your enjoyment matters—not just to you, but your partner too. As a perfectionist you can be shy and self-critical, so work on relaxing your high standards and let the good times roll.